shēn to extend; to state; to explain

Made up of [ tián field radical 102]
Used as component in : shén

Note

Originally a picture of a bolt of lightning but became a 'field' with an extended central line - hence concept of 'extend'
Number of strokes: 5

Related characters


Also uses tián component: chù (livestock) dài (to respect) diàn (electric) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) huà (to draw) huáng (yellow) jiǎ (first in list) jiāng (border) lèi (tired) léi (thunder) lǐ (inside) māo (cat) mǔ (area) nán (male) sī (to think) yóu (to follow)

Sounds same

shēn (body)

Different tone

shén (god) shén (what)

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